Sentient vs Alive - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between sentient and alive

is that sentient is conscious or self-aware while alive is having life, in opposition to dead; living; being in a state in which the organs perform their functions; as, an animal or a plant which is alive.

As a noun sentient

is lifeform with the capability to feel sensation, such as pain.

sentient

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Conscious or self-aware.
  • Experiencing sensation, thinking, thought, or feeling.
  • Possessing human-like knowledge and intelligence.
  • Antonyms

    * insensate

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Lifeform with the capability to feel sensation, such as pain.
  • (chiefly, science fiction) An intelligent, self-aware being.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year = 1965 , first = Philip José , last = Farmer , authorlink = Philip José Farmer , title = , passage = The merpeople and the sentients who lived on the beach often hitched rides on these creatures, steering them by pressure on exposed nerve centers. }}

    Synonyms

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    alive

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Having life, in opposition to dead; living; being in a state in which the organs perform their functions; as, an animal or a plant which is alive.
  • In a state of action; in force or operation; unextinguished; unexpired; existent
  • to keep the fire alive'; to keep the affections ' alive .
  • Exhibiting the activity and motion of many living beings; swarming; thronged.
  • The Boyne, for a quarter of a mile, was alive with muskets and green boughs. -- .
  • Sprightly; lively; brisk.
  • Having susceptibility; easily impressed; having lively feelings, as opposed to apathy; sensitive.
  • Tremblingly alive to nature's laws. -- .
  • As intensifier, of all living.
  • Northumberland was the proudest man alive . --.

    Usage notes

    * As intensifier, used colloquially "man alive!", "sakes alive!". * Alive always follows the noun which it qualifies.

    Antonyms

    * dead

    Derived terms

    * alive and kicking * aliveness * Christ alive * dead or alive * eat someone alive * keep hope alive * man alive * snakes alive

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